In 2023, we offset over 1000 tonnes of CO2 generated by flights for our residential students and staff into and out of the UK.
For the second year in the row, we worked in partnership with Sustainable Travel International to support a range of verified climate initiatives around the world. These projects fight climate change by removing greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere or avoiding emissions that would otherwise happen.
The endemic centre of Belem is an area of immense biodiversity within the Brazilian Amazon. The region is home to more than 450 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else on the planet.
Increasing the economic value of the standing forest and improving surveillance, the project aims to protect this critical habitat and create better living conditions for local inhabitants.
This project is protecting and restoring one of the largest remaining peat swamp forests in Indonesia. Massive stores of carbon are locked away beneath the swamp's surface, while the aboveground forest habitat is home to over 5% of all remaining Bornean orangutans. Along with conserving this critical ecosystem, the project is enhancing the quality of life of rural communities by creating livelihood opportunities, formalizing land rights, and improving public services.
We look forward to teaching our students about this project and other environmental issues in the summer.
Discovery Summer is working with all its host centres/ suppliers in regard to improving e.g. recycling, avoidance of waste, improving all aspects of procurement processes.
Discovery Summer will reduce use of single use plastics whenever within our control (e.g. by continuing to provide free reusable water bottles at all residential centres)
Our brochure is printed in smaller quantities each year. It is 100% recyclable.